Before Seeing a Neurosurgeon

In order to make the most of your visit with a neurosurgeon, it is generally best if your symptoms have been evaluated and worked up by another doctor. Depending on your medical problem, this may be your primary care physician; a neurologist; an ear, nose, and throat specialist; an eye doctor; or an endocrinologist.

Laboratory Reports

To ensure that we provide you with the highest quality care, it is important that you bring recent imaging with you, such as a MRI or CT scan, with the accompanying radiology report. Certain other testing may be needed, which is why it is generally best to be seen by your primary care provider or neurologist first.

Once you get a copy of your MRI or CT scan on a CD from your doctor, please check it on your computer at home to make sure the disc works. Our neurosurgeons cannot give consultations without recent imaging.

For the following conditions, please bring the appropriate information with you:

  • Acoustic neuroma: Your hearing test results with you.
  • Pituitary tumors: Full panel of endocrine blood tests and visual field testing.

Preparing for your Appointment

Please plan to arrive at our practice 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete the registration process.

If at all possible, we ask that you complete our forms ahead of time. If that is not possible, you should be prepared to let us know about any significant medical issues, current or past, and your surgical history.

Please bring your insurance card with you.

Please bring a complete list of all medications, including prescriptions, herbals, and over the counter medicines with you, along with a complete health history.

Please bring a list of any physicians that are involved in your care (primary care physician, referring doctor, neurologist, endocrinologist, etc.) with their contact information.

Contact Us

Tel: 800-MD-SINAI (800-637-4624)

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Tel: 212-241-2377
Fax: 212-241-7388
1468 Madison Avenue
Annenberg Building 8th floor
New York, NY 10029

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